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The Master of Respiratory Care is an online program  for respiratory therapists who want to enhance their career options in clinical and/or leadership roles in the respiratory care profession. The program includes resources available to respiratory care practitioners through key professional organizations. The core of the program builds on skills related to clinical research, grant writing, leadership development and technology applications related to educational/administrative settings.

Specialty tracks encourage the student to further develop their skills in education management, therapeutic and monitoring applications.

Program Sheet


Admission Requirements for Master of Respiratory Care Degree

In addition to the minimum School of Graduate Studies admission requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Regular admission requires an un-recalculated cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Current state license as a respiratory care practitioner National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) professional RRT (advanced practitioner) credential.
  • Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in order to access data/projects that will be needed in academic coursework.
  • An (optional) personal interview and/or additional information as requested by the program’s admission committee.

NOTE: Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted.

Applicants must submit the following items to the School of Graduate Studies and Research:

  • Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher learning attended (other than YSU).
  • An official report of Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores completed within the past five years.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic or professional background.
  • A letter of intent stating one’s professional goal and how graduate education in respiratory care will help fulfill said goals.


For more information

Master of Respiratory Care website 
Students interested in this program should contact:
Ms Kristen Dugan
Phone: 330-941-2009